Spring Cleaning – New Theme, New Design, NEW EVERYTHING

Spring is here – well, it has been here for a while now lol – and I was in the mood to do some organising, cleaning, designing and just CHANGE in general! You may also want to call this Spring Cleaning 😀 So I thought why not start with my blog!

I’ve been meaning to change my theme and general blog design for a while AND I FINALLY DID IT!!!! You might have already seen it – or you haven’t lol.

If you’re reading this in your WordPress Reader… ummmmmm what are you doing, GO CHECK OUT MY NEW BLOG DESIGN!!! Please? 😀

I’m quite happy with how it all turned out! As you might (or might now) know, blue is my favourite colour and I am in love with all the different shades of blue/teal/turquoise etc that are now all over my blog ❤

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So, about the theme…… STORYTIME!!!!! 😀

I’ve had the Button theme since I started my blog and I think it must be the most popular theme on WordPress! I’ve seen a ton of people who use it, too! And I honestly didn’t mind it because I DO think it is so neat and cute – but I felt like it was time for something different!

I found a few themes that I really liked! I even picked one and already started re-designing everything! The theme looked so pretty with the Default Header from WordPress – but once I changed it and uploaded my own, it just looked….. weird.

SO, I kept looking for themes but none really ~spoke~ to me the way Sela did! I feel like Sela is the runner-up when it comes to WordPress themes. AND I LOVE IT! It’s so simple but so PRETTY! So, I ended up with Sela and I love it. :’)

I know that a lot of people have Sela as their theme but I honestly don’t mind! I still think every blog looks SO different! Everyone has their own individual headers and graphics, colours and structure, and it makes every blog unique! And I don’t really pay too much attention to someone’s theme, I think I look a lot more at the graphics and the content!

SOOOO, check out my lovely new theme and my header and all the pretty blueeesss! *heart eyes*

AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! PLEASE! If something looks off, tell meeeee!!! Pretty pleaseeee! 😀

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NOW, ONTO THE GRAPHICS!!!! 😀

To start off, let me just tell you that I’m no graphic designer and I can’t create pretty-looking graphics FOR THE LIFE OF ME!

But I found a few super cute design freebies and I decided to use them and create my own headers with them! You may have already seen a few new graphics!

Check out the super simple but cute graphic for my tags!

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Credit for the lovely flower-y pattern 😛

I also created some dividers but I’m not quite sure yet if I’ll be using them! I’ll have to play around with it and see if I like it! 🙂

I also have headers that I would use like the ones in this post but I don’t know if I like these yet… I’m still looking for a pretty flower-y pattern so actually… just ignore these headers! They’re only temporary! Or maybe not? I don’t know yet 😀

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Credit to Angie Makes for the pink watercolored thingy lol

Hmm, what else?

I still have a few graphics for memes (T5W, TTT) and stuff that I need to create so I’m still working on that but you’ll see them in my future posts! 🙂

That’s all the graphics I have for now!

ANOTHER THING that came along with my Spring Cleaning…… I just really wanted to create something original for my blog! And I can finally say…….

…….I have an idea for a new original segment for my blog YAYYYY!!! I’ll tell you more about it and give you information in a new post on Sunday so GET EXCITED BECAUSE I’M QUITE EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!!! 😀

Sooooo, I think this is it for now! I really hope you like what you see 😀

As always, thanks for reading 🙂

OH BY THE WAY… I have also created a cute lil button thingy to sign off (is that the right word???) my posts YAY!

Annnndddddd here comes my button!!!! ❤

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Credit to Angie Makes for the blue watercolored square

So what do you think? Do you like my new theme and the header for my blog? What do you think about my graphics? Does the lil button with my name on it look good? Is there anything that looks off/things that I should change? Please let me know!!! And what do you think about dividers? Do you use them? Should I use them? Let’s chat in the comments!

Get To Know Me!

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Well, well. I am skipping this week’s T5W because I already did a book cover post for yesterday’s Top Ten Tuesday!

I hereby welcome you to the Get To Know Me tag! 😀

Yes, here is yet another tag that I’m doing! Okay, technically this is only my third tag BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY I STILL GOT UP MY SLEEVE! TOO MANY! Be happy that I won’t do a tagathon (is that even a thing?) and post tags every day! I’ve got two full pages in my book journal filled with pending tags –  so just say the word and I’ll do it! 😀

ANYWAY!

I was tagged by two lovely people – Ashley @ Bumbling About Books and Brookie @ Brookie Cowles. Thanks so much for that! You should check both their blogs out and get to know THEM a little better! And definitely hit that follow button! ❤

Since I haven’t properly introduced myself on this blog before, this is a great opportunity to do so! So sit back and get to know me! (Ha! See what I did there? Because it’s the Get To Know Me tag? Ok, ahem, anyway…..)

VITAL STATS:

Name: Jackie

Nicknames: Jacks, J, Jacky and others that I can’t possibly translate from German because they’d just be different and not even half as funny in English 😀

Birthday: October 29th, two days before Halloween!

Star Sign: Scorpio

Occupation: I’m a university student and am currently looking for a side job so I can afford all these amazing books I still need to buy 😛

 

APPEARANCE:

Hair color: Light Brown I guess?

Hair length: umm, it’s just above my breasts right now but I need to cut my split ends ASAP

Eye Color: they’re this weird greenish-orange colour but it looks pretty if the light shines on them! 😛

Best Feature: ummmmm IDK? CAN I SAY HUMOUR lol

Braces: I used to have them for my lower teeth ugh

Piercings: nope! Only your typical ear piercings!

Tattoos: I don’t have any but I’ve always wanted one! Still deciding on a motive

Right or Left: Rightyyy!

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That’s MEEEEE – in Munich lol. imagine me saying “Hey MTV. Welcome to my crib.” hahaha

 

FIRSTS:

Real Holiday: Disneyland Paris when I was around or 2 or 3 years old!!!! And Greece!

Best Friend: I used to have a tight circle and I’d consider all of them my best friends but we fell out a long time ago! Now I just keep a small circle of close friends. There isn’t a person that I would consider my BEST friend, I’m still looking, if anyone’s up for it! 😀

Award: Uh I don’t think I have any except for the typical PE awards/medals that we’d get like every year and to put it in the words of Schmidt from 21 Jump Street:

“This is a fourth grade participation medal. It is literally a medal for sucking.”

Sport: First real sport I did was probably swimming!

Concert: Justin Bieber – Believe Tour. Honestly his best era and SUCH A GREAT CONCERT!!!!!

 

FAVORITES:

TV Show(s): Oh my god. TOO MANY. The Vampire Diaries, How To Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, Orphan Black, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Office… SHOULD I GO ON???!!!?!?!?!?

Color: most shades of Blue!

Songs: Oh. My. God. Whenever someone asks me that question my mind is BLANK. Okay, let me think. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley is definitely one of my all time faves and I want it played at my wedding! ❤ Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE (duh!)

Restaurant: I don’t think I have one I JUST LOVE FOOOOOOD!

Shop: Amazon (lol), Pull & Bear is a fave of mine, I used to love Bershka but not anymore 😦

Books: SHATTER ME TRILOGY BY TAHEREH MAFI. BOOM. Warner is my baby and my child and my father and Warnette OWNS MY ASS and Kenji is a CUTIE CAN HE BE MY BEST FRIEND PLSSS

Shoes: White Converse because I’m a basic bitch 😛

 

CURRENTLY:

Feeling: tired as always but what’s new *shrugs*

Single or Taken: Single forever and always lol people don’t seem to like me LIKE THAT 😀

Eating: nothing but I am craving fries right now??? GIMMEEEE

Thinking About: all the essays I still have to write but instead I’m writing this blog post! Queen of Procrastination??? THAT’S ME!

Watching: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING ANYTHING WHILE WRITING THIS POST!!!! NOT POSSIBLE!!!

Wearing: a shirt and some yoga pants – THE USUAL

 

FUTURE:

Want Children: YES YES YES please I’d love to have children of my own! ❤ ❤ ❤ Just look at the Saccone Jolys and tell me you don’t want kids like theirs!

THEY’RE ADORABLE

Want to be Married: For sure! But again, people don’t seem to like me LIKE THAT so I might be forever alone with 3 cats and a dog!

Careers in Mind: I am currently studying English so a lot of doors are open for me. I’d love to go work anywhere in publishing though!

Where You Want to Live: I’ve always said I was going to move to the UK when I’m finished with university but with Brexit and everything I don’t think that’ll be so easy anymore lol. It should definitely be an English-speaking country so maybe Canada?! Or maybe I’ll just stay in good ol’ Germany because it isn’t actually so bad here!!!

 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

God: I don’t know. I was raised a Christian but I honestly don’t know and it’s a topic that I could discuss for hours but I don’t want to get into it!

Miracles: Maybe? Sometimes?

Love at first sight: I do not believe in LOVE at first sight *cough insta-love cough* but I do believe you can be attracted to someone at first sight and like get butterflies and ALL DEM FEELS when you first meet someone!

Ghosts: Nooo I don’t. Although I do get scared when I watch a horror movie (once in 10 years lol) sooo IDK.

Aliens: I don’t believe in the green mushy things but DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BIG THE UNIVERSE IS??? IT’S NOT JUST THE SEVEN PLANETS – THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!!! Which is scary and crazy but kind of cool and I do believe that SOMETHING is out there somewhere???

Soul Mates: I don’t know. For some people maybe?

Heaven: Yes. Or well, I don’t know if it’s actually HEAVEN I believe in. Dying is so scary and I hate thinking about it but I’d like to believe that your soul goes somewhere after you die???

Hell: For sure 😛

Kissing on a first date: Of course! If the moment feels right, why the hell not?!

Yourself: I used to be the most insecure and introverted person you could meet and I didn’t think I could do anything! But I am getting better every day and obviously there are days when I am completely doubting myself but you need to learn to accept yourself and learn from mistakes and make sure to always keep going! So yes, I think I do believe in myself AND YOU SHOULD TOO ❤

TAG, YOU’RE IT!

I tag……. YOU! If you’re a newbie blogger and you want to introduce yourself, or if you’re an “oldie” lol and you’d like to do this tag – well, consider yourself tagged! Feel free to leave your links down below and I will make sure to get to know YOU!!! 😀

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you got to know me a teeny tiny bit better haha!

Jackie x

Be my Goodreads friend!

 

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Look at this cool graphic I created, I’m quite proud of myself! Usually, I SUCK at this! 😀 cheers to Canva for being so easy and fun!

Hiya,

this is just a short post to invite all of you to (be-)friend me on Goodreads!

I’ve seen Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional do this – shoutout to her for the inspiration! You should totally follow her blog and add her on Goodreads, she is just AWESOME! ❤ Her blog is the cutest and most aesthetically pleasing thing I’ve ever come across!

Anyway… I follow very few of my fellow blogger friends on Goodreads and I’ve been meaning to add more of you guys! But I don’t have the time (or motivation, if we’re being honest) to go through everyone’s blog and look for their Goodreads profile – so this is your personal invitation to send me a friend request on Goodreads (yes, that is a link)!

I will accept everyone so don’t be shy! Or if you’re too lazy, please feel free to leave your Goodreads profile in the comments and I will add you! And if you don’t want to add me at all, just ignore this 😛

Also, if you have a Twitter and you’re interested in seeing me lose my shit over Warnette every once in a while and (of course) tweet about bookish things, feel free to follow me on Twitter (yes, this is another link)! I am currently “live-tweeting” ACOTAR, if you’re interested 😀

That’s pretty much it! Thanks for reading 😀

Jackie x

Sunshine Blogger Award – Pt. 1

Hello and welcome to another award/tag. I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award THRICE (yes, three times) now! Update: FOUR (nevermind) FIVE TIMES now! And I got so many other tags pending, I’m trying my best to get through them all 😀

I really want to answer everbody’s questions because they’re all so good! So I decided to answer everyone’s questions individually in 5 separate posts so get excited for several more parts of this one 😛

The first person who nominated me for this award was Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess! You should really check out her blog, she was one of the first people I followed and I enjoy reading every single one of her posts!

Anyway, thanks so much for nominating me, Sofia! ❤ I actually loved your questions – some of them made me really think!

Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Sofia’s Questions:

1.What are your favorite types of blog posts to read?

Hmmm. I don’t think I really have a favourite type of blog post! Can I just say that I love reading everything?! 😀 I do love Wrap-Ups though, whether they’re weekly or monthly! I just love seeing what people we’re up to! Whether they list the books they read, what was going on in their personal lives or which kind of pizza they ordered lol, Wrap-Ups are a good way to get to know someone a tiny bit better!

2.Who is your favorite female character?

Oh my god. I DON’T KNOW! I hate being put on the spot like this – you know, that moment when someone asks you what your favourite movie is and YOU HAVE NO IDEA! It’s like all the movies you’ve ever seen in your life have been erased from your memory! That’s how I feel right now.

Ummmmmm……. I haven’t read Six of Crows yet but I already know that I will have some favourite female characters from there!

Let’s see. Ok, I know Juliette is a whiny ass bitch most of the time but HER CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS SO ON POINT LIKE TRULY!!! I CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE HER. I know I might be biased because Shatter Me is my #1 but yeah let’s go with her.

Also, Hermione Granger. DUH. How could I NOT mention her?

OH! Or June from the Legend series! She is such a badass lead character – and again, has some GREAT character development!

3.What is your favorite fictional sport? e.g. Quidditch, Exy

I literally don’t know any other fictional sport than Quidditch, so there’s your answer, I guess 😀

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let’s pretend I haven’t used this Gif before 😉

4.What is your favorite standalone book?

Oh my, you keep putting me on the spot like this! I can’t really think of a favourite standalone right now. Most of the books I read happen to be part of a duology or series!

One of my recent standalone reads was Future Leaders of Nowhere and I genuinely loved it! I mean I did give it 5 stars! Oh, and Geekerella by Ashley Poston! God, that one was so adorable and I totally freaked out over it! 😀

Also, I have just started reading Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I am LOVING IT so far! I feel like it might become one of my faves! ❤

5.What is the last word of the last book you finished?

I’m too lazy to check my ebooks because I don’t have my phone with me so let me just grab the book that is nearest to me which is Anna and the French Kiss! No, I haven’t read it yet if you’re wondering. I keep it on my nightstand just so I don’t forget to read it this spring 😀 But ANYWAY, the last word is “home” :’)

6.Do you like to reread books?

I DOOOOO!!! I haven’t reread many books in my life but I’m always telling myself to reread this book and that series!

7.What character everyone seems to hate, but you love?

Huhhh, good question! I had a hard time thinking of this because I feel like with every character there’s either people who absolutely love or hate them! And I can’t really think of a character that everyone seems to hate but I love???

If we’re straying away from books, I’d say maybe Damon Salvatore? I mean, as I said, there’s many people who LOATHE him and then there’s many who adore him! *shrugs*

8.Who is your dreamcast/fancast for the main character of your favorite book?

My favourite book series of all time is the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi and Warner is MY. FAVOURITE. CHARACTER. EVER. Shatter Me is being made into a TV show but I literally can’t think of anyone who would be the perfect match for him, it’s impossible! I feel like no one could do him justice. NO ONE!

ONE THING I DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGH……. Okay, so these girls on Twitter were tweeting about this guy being Warner and at first I was like nahhh! No way! This ain’t Warner!

BUT NOW.

Oh man. These gifs. Oh my god. Isn’t this l i t e r a l l y Warner, I MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I truly am looking at Aaron Warner Anderson, chief commander and regent of Sector 45. Warner who has a soft spot for fashion.
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Please!!!! Tell me this isn’t Warner being exasperated with Adam!!!!!!!!!!!! And when his expression softens that’s him looking at Juliette!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.Which was the last book that made you cry?

Almost every book makes me cry, whether they’re happy tears or sad tears lol I’m just a very emotional person! I recently cried sad but mostly happy tears while reading Geekerella by Ashley Poston!

10.What book do you want to read but you haven’t read it because you are intimidated by it?

Six of Crows to be honest with you! I mean, I KNOW that after I read it, it’s going to become one of my all time fave books EVER! And I KNOW I will fall in love with the characters after reading like 2 sentences (I already consider them my children and I don’t even know anything about them) but like I’ve anticipated it for so long!!! I wouldn’t say I’m particularly intimidated but like… nervous? Maybe?

One book that DOES intimidate me though is The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I have the ebook and I’ve been meaning to read his work for a while but IT’S 1000+ PAGES LONG!!! LIKE HOW??? WHEN??? WHAT???

11.What is one of your unpopular opinions?

I don’t know if this is considered an unpopular opinion –  but I have no interest in reading the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, like at all. At least not at the moment. Maybe I will reach for them one day (in like 10 years) but I just really don’t feel like reading those!

My questions:

  1. Who is your favourite author?
  2. What book can you read over and over again and never get tired of?
  3. Can you read with music playing/people talking (generally noise) around you?
  4. What is your favourite quote from a book (or movie/song etc)?
  5. What is the last diverse book you’ve read and would you recommend it?
  6. If you could bring one book character to life, who would you choose and why?
  7. What is your favourite book that you read this year (so far)?
  8. What is the last song you listened to?
  9. Which book that is being released this year are you most excited for?
  10. What’s the story behind your blog name?
  11. What is your all time favourite TV show?

My nominees:

Tag… you’re it! I know you’re supposed to nominate 11 people but I will do this tag 4 more times so I’ll just nominate a few people every time! Once again, if you don’t do tags on your blog or don’t want to do this tag for whatever reason, feel free to skip this! No pressure! And if I didn’t nominate you but you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!

A Book Without End / Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books / Charlotte @ The Unicorn Wishes / Isabella @ A Bookish Belle (basically I only tagged you so you’d see the WARNER GIFs!!!! AHHHH!!!! 😀 so yeah if you don’t want to do this tag it’s cool!)

Thanks again for nominating me Sofia, I had a lot of fun answering your questions!

Jackie x

What are some of your answers to these questions? Do you have a favourite fictional sport besides Quidditch? Who is your favourite character male or female? Who is your dreamcast for your favourite book character? Let’s chat in the comments!


Connect with me:

Twitter / Goodreads

Mystery Blogger Award

Hello, hello. Can you believe this is the very first time someone nominated me for an award/tag kind of thing? Yes, I’m very proud!

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I was tagged A LONG WHILE AGO but I am only just now trying to catch up on all my tags because I’ve been nominated for sooo many lately :-O (I’m not complaining I’m just amazed :D)

I’d like to thank Mandy over at Book Princess Reviews for tagging me in this super fun tag! You should really go check out her blog, she’s one of my favvves out there! Her Princess Rating System is just so cute and original and I look forward to her new posts every day! 🙂

The Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion award was created by Okoto Enigma @ Okoto Enigma. You should check the blog out!

Three Facts About Me:

  • I am obsessed with chapsticks! I don’t know when, why or how it happened but I use one multiple times a day. I just love smearing it all over my lips because it feels so good, it gives them a tiny bit of a shine and helps keep them moisturized! I mean, what more could you want?! I have to own at least 5 different kinds. Right now, I have one that smells like roses (which is fabulous <3), a pomegranate one (it’s so moisturizing!), a coconut-pear mix, a cherry chapstick (that gives your lips a nice, subtle red tint) and one that is supposed to smell like watermelons but it really doesn’t lol (which is about to be used up so I need to buy a new one soon!).

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  • I recently found out that I’m lactose-intolerant and APPARENTLY I HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS! Which totally explains the frequent belly aches I’ve had almost every day SINCE 7TH GRADE! Because I’ve been eating CEREAL WITH, GUESS WHAT, MILK every morning for breakfast! For almost 8 years! Yeah, it all makes sense now 😀
  • This is my favourite video on the internet right now; (Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal are so hilarious, they’re my faves)

Mandy’s questions:

  1. What was your least favorite book as a kid? Do you remember?

Hmm, I don’t think I had a least favourite book as a kid! Or wait! I remember having this one book that I tried reading 3 times but I never finished it! And it is literally the only book I have ever DNFed to this day. It had a St. Bernard dog on the cover and I think it had something to do with the ocean? I don’t know? I wish I knew what the title was!

  1. What is the last song that made you feel something big – sad, happy, etc?

Blake McGrath – Instead ❤ I need everyone to listen to this and try not to cry. God, it makes me SO emotional. The melody, the voice, the lyrics, everything about it is perfect :’) do yourself a favor and listen to it!

  1. What is your favorite Disney character AND/OR Princess (*please be a Princess ;)*) and why?

I have three favourite Disney princesses, actually! I grew up watching The Little Mermaid! I had all the DVDs and I watched them whenever I could so Ariel is definitely one of my all time favourites! Fun fact: Did you know that in Germany we actually spell it Arielle? I think that spelling is so much prettier 😀 Anyway! My other two faves are Belle and Cinderella! Can you believe both of them have their own live action movies? That makes me soooo happy! 🙂 ❤

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  1. What book types are your guilty pleasure?

I am a sucker for angsty romances in books! I literally EAT. THEM. UP. I don’t know why but I love going through angst and like, literally feeling the angst! Especially if they’re like Ignite Me or the Legend series. So if anyone has any recs, hit me up!

  1. Would you ever run for president/prime minister/leader of your country?

Ohhhh, what a great question! Sometimes I really wish I was more interested and invested in my country’s politics but it was never my forte and I still don’t understand everything that is going on! I can’t imagine ever being the Chancellor of Germany because that is like, A LOT of pressure (and I am very bad at speaking in front of crowds….. and just speaking in general lol) but I could actually see myself working in the parliament! Somewhere in the background, where I don’t have to speak, minding my own business, but still influencing the laws of the country and making a change! Damn, now I really wish I had taken politics as a Minor or something! 😀

Tag, you’re it! If you don’t do tags/awards, if you’ve done this tag already or you just don’t want to do this particular tag, it’s COOL! No hard feelings, feel free to simply ignore this! And if you DO want to do the tag and I haven’t tagged you, I apologize and consider yourself tagged!!!

Isabella @ A Bookish Belle / Ashley @ Bumbling About Books / Violet @ Vibrantly Violet / Alisha @ I Am A Geeking Ginger / Bentley @ Book Bastion / Maya @ Maya Hearts Books

My questions:

  1. What book have you reread the most?
  2. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what name would you pick?
  3. What’s one book that you wish would be made into a movie?
  4. If you could bring one book character to life, who would it be and why?
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read and would you recommend it?

Thanks again to Mandy for the tag!

Jackie x


I am currently in Munich so this post is pre-written/scheduled. I will be replying to comments once I am back home! Don’t think I’m ignoring you, I would NEVER! 😛

March Wrap-Up

Happy last day of March everyone!

I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already! March went by so fast I barely even had time to blink! I only have a few weeks left of spring break until my busy uni life starts again which is saddddd 😦

Anyway, this is going to be a big wrap-up so I’ll just jump right in!

Books I Read

This month I read a total of 12 (!!!) books. I am honestly amazed at myself! I don’t think I have ever read this many books in a month! This book blog is really helping me read a lot more! Last year I only read 18 books IN TOTAL. That’s like, nothing compared to the books I read this month, hahaha!

Below you will find a list of all the books I’ve read this month and my rating for each of them! I’ll also link you to my reviews which are either up on my blog or on Goodreads! I’ve put hearts next to my favourite reads of the month :’)

Beauty of the Beast Death's Queen Ruin and Rising Beauty of the Beast

Ruin and Rising Geekerella Hold My Hand Emma

Death's Queen Angelfall Future Leaders Of Nowhere Angelfall

Reviews for both Geekerella and Future Leaders of Nowhere will be up on my blog next week so keep an eye out for that! I also have a review written for Angelfall but I honestly have no idea when I will upload it to my blog! Please let me know if you’re interested in it so I might schedule it for some time in April!

TV shows/Movies I watched

Okay so, veryone in my life knows that I am the biggest The Vampire Diaries fan and that it’s my favourite tv show of all time! TVD is the only show in my life that I’ve been watching since Day 1. I was 12 when the first episode aired and I literally grew up with it. And here we are 8 years later :’)

So you can imagine how I felt when the last episode aired on March 11th. I stayed up until 2am to live-watch the episode and I don’t think I ever cried that much in my life. I’ve been crying all day before the episode even aired because I couldn’t believe my favourite show was going to end :(, I cried all the way through the episode, and I cried for a whole hour afterwards before even attempting to fall asleep.

I was scared that I wouldn’t like the ending because how can you create a perfecting ending for a show like that? But I absolutely loved it! The ending brought me closure and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I think Julie Plec phrased it really well;  “It’s heartbreak. It’s hope. It’s happiness. It’s sadness. It’s definitely a clear sense of the future for many characters. It should feel like the end of a nice, beautiful, long novel that you’re finally bringing to a close.”

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Songs I Listened To

I create a new Spotify playlist every month with songs I’ve been loving and these are the ones I particularly enjoyed and couldn’t stop listening to this month! I’ve added YouTube links where I could!

There’s probably more but I can’t think of them right now!!!

My Top Posts
Achievements

My blog is one month old! Technically, I created my blog on February 25th but I needed a week until I figured the whole thing out and didn’t start posting until March 1st! So happy one month anniversary to toomuchofabooknerd! 😀

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In March I managed to get over 50 followers (we’re close to 100 now like whaaaat?!) and over 100 likes on my posts! I honestly didn’t expect to get ANY comments or followers whatsoever! I created this blog for myself because I needed a place to talk about/share my love for books. And now here we are, there’s actual people who are interested in reading what I write? How AWESOME!

I’d just like to take this moment to thank everyone for following me, liking and commenting and just generally being so open and welcoming! You guys ROCK!!! I am really liking life in the blogging community so far ❤

Best/Favourite March Releases

Radio SilenceThe Inexplicable Logic Of My LifeUnfilteredThe Song RisingYou're Welcome, Universe

Well, that’s it for my March Wrap-Up! This post has gotten quite long, hasn’t it? I might do a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up next month so you guys aren’t overwhelmed with information next time 😀

Thanks so much for reading (or even just skimming through this, hahaha)!

Allllll the love,

Jackie x

BY THE WAY; a TBR list and a most anticipated releases post for April will be up in a few days so get excited! Or not! Whatever flows your boat 😉

Was March a successful reading month for you? How many books have you read? Did you read any of these books? Did you like/hate them? What are your plans for April? Let’s chat in the comments!

Welcome to my blog!

Hello and welcome to toomuchofabooknerd! My name is Jackie and I am a 19 year old English Major from Germany.

I am new to the whole concept of blogging but the thought of having a blog of my own has always played in the back of my mind. I finally decided to go through with it and start this book blog! Books have played a big part in my life ever since my 4 year old self taught herself how to read.

Lately I found myself wanting to share my thoughts on books with other people who are just as passionate about books as me (hence this blog). I love reviewing books and expressing my feelings about them but at the same time I enjoy reading reviews of others!

My favourite book genres are Young Adult and Fiction, especially anything that includes fantasy but I also like a good Contemporary read every once in a while. My favourite book series of all time is the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi!

I also enjoy way too many TV shows, some of my favourites are The Vampire Diaries, How To Get Away With Murder, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and so many more! Come talk to me about them if you’d like!

I will probably start by posting 2-3 times a week.

I am happy to meet new people and make friends so contact me on any of my social media or leave a comment, I will always reply to everyone!

I’m excited to start this new chapter and see what the blogging community is like “from up close”. Thank you for taking your time to get to know me through this post and feel free to leave a message or follow my blog.

Happy reading,

Jackie x